2013 - 2014 News Releases

Jessica Gogerty to be Director of Central Academy
Wallace Foundation Awards DMPS $3 Million to Strengthen School Leaders
DMPS-TV to Re-Broadcast Class of 2014 Commencements
DMPS Earns National Honors for Communications Efforts
AP Exam Participation Increased 30% at DMPS in 2014
New Initiative to Work with Minority Students Wanting to Become Teachers
DMPS Honored by National Organizations for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Turnaround Arts Expands to Five DMPS Schools
Two New IB World Schools: Hoover and Meredith
All Five DMPS High Schools on Iowa AP Index’s Top 50 List
Sixth Annual ‘Red Day’ Targets Ruby Van Meter
Central Academy Students Qualify for National History Day Competition
DMPS Receives ASBO Certificate of Excellence Award for 7th Year
Six DMPS Graduating Seniors Receive Rotary Scholarships
DMPS Makes Offer on Office Building; Move Would Allow Expansion of Downtown Education Choices
Three DMPS Schools Among Top Finishers in EPA’s Energy Star® National Building Competition
National Civil Rights Group Recognizes Hanawalt Elementary For Tolerance Efforts
Roosevelt Recognized by Washington Post as One of America’s Top College-Prep Schools
First DMPS International World Languages Festival is April 10
Des Moines Public Schools Receives 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Honors
Four DMPS Teachers Win 2014 Educator of the Year
Playground Fire at Park Avenue Elementary School
David Johns Named Principal at Meredith Middle School
DMPS Sees Increase in Graduation Rate, Decrease in Dropout Rate
DMPS Announces New Principal Assignments for 2014-15
Isaiah McGee Joins DMPS as Equity Coordinator
Thursday: 400 Voices at the Northside Night Concert
DMPS Announces New Principal Assignments for 2014-15
East High Journalism Teacher is a Rising Star
Lincoln, Roosevelt Debaters Qualify for National Tourney
DMPS Wrestlers Qualify for State Tournament
Central Academy Home to Award-Winning Creative Writers
DMPS Swimmers Qualify for State in Six Events
Advanced Placement Continues to Grow at DMPS; Four New AP Courses to be Offered at Central Academy
Hoover, Roosevelt Seniors Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates
Central Academy Second in Ames Lab Science Bowl
“Students First” Program Earns 2014 FMXcellence Award
Lincoln RAILS No Longer on Lock Down
Update on DMPS Events and Activities for Thursday, January 23
DMPS: Classes Cancelled / Offices Open for Thursday, January 23
DMPS Continues to be One of Iowa’s Fastest-Growing School Districts
Parents and Students: On January 28, Learn More About the IB Diploma
New Partnership Gives Low-Income Students a Pathway to Higher Education and a Career
DMPS Earns National Honors for New Budget Book
Roosevelt Riders Debate Team Earns State Championship Trophy
Four DMPS Educators Selected by NEA for Teacher Leadership Initiative
DMPS: Classes Delayed Two Hours on Tuesday, January 7
DMPS Classes Cancelled/Offices Open for Monday, January 6
Weather Alert for Monday, January 6, 2014
Roosevelt’s Lily Nellans Selected for USA’s World Schools Debate Team
President Obama Names DMPS Educator Recipient of Math and Science Teaching Award
Thirteen Central Academy Students are Finalists in Iowa State Bar Association Competition
Central Academy Math Team Wins National Championship
North High Named Apple Distinguished School
One Hundred and Seventy-Three Students Named AP Scholars
Survey: Principals Embracing Breakfast in the Classroom
Central Academy Places First at UW-Platteville High School Mathematics Contest
Hillis One of Ten DMPS Schools Recognized by HealthierUS School Challenge
Roosevelt Debate Team Members Named All-Americans
DMPS Honored by National Organizations for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Sixth Year in a Row
Central Academy Earns Great Plains Math League Title
DMPS Bus Involved in Accident
Hanawalt Elementary School Launches Community Recess
Des Moines Public Schools Responds to State Auditor’s Report on Lincoln High School Football Program
AIB, Lincoln to Break Ground on Ball Field Partnership
Eleven DMPS Students Named National Merit Semi-Finalists
Tour to Visit Three DMPS School Gardens
Perfect Times Two: Pair of Roosevelt Students Earn Top Score on ACT
Record Number of DMPS Juniors Took ACT Exams; Two Members of Class of 2013 Earned a Perfect Score
North High Designated “Exemplar School” by Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Second Findley Teacher Earns Art Educator of the Year Honors
Findley Teacher Named 2013 Outstanding Elementary Art Educator
New Biotech Scholarships Offered by Iowa Biotechnology Association, Des Moines Public Schools
Heat Related Changes at Des Moines Public Schools
DMPS, Drake, DMACC Forming the 3D Coalition to Identify, Education and Hire More Minority Teachers
Jill Burke to be Howe Elementary’s Next Principal
Edmunds Elementary Registration Held at Homes of Oakridge
Dianna Anderson to be Park Avenue’s Next Principal
Nearly 1,500 Des Moines Students Begin a New School Year on Thursday
McKinley School Awarded $10,000 from Snapdragon Book Foundation for Reading Program